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Montgomery County Middle School Choir To Perform At National Choral Conference

Montgomery County Middle School Choir To Perform At National Choral Conference

The following information was sent to us by Mary Twillman:

 

For the first time ever a Montgomery County Public Schools choral ensemble has been selected to perform for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Middle School Choral Conference in Dallas, Texas on February 29, 2012. ACDA is the premier choral society in the United States.

Members of the auditioned Chamber Choir at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Silver Spring, will be flying to Texas on February 28 joining 8 other nationally selected choral ensembles performing for choral directors from across the United States.

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Dozens of events have been planned by schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 6, 2012. This annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools through Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 98 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Superintendent Plans Elimination of TerraNova Test

Superintendent Plans Elimination of TerraNova Test

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Fifteen Montgomery County Public School Students Awarded Full Scholarships

Fifteen Montgomery County Public School Students Awarded Full Scholarships

The Posse Foundation has been recruiting and training public high school students living in the U.S. who have exhibited outstanding leadership qualities in school, at home, and within their communities for over 20 years. The Foundation has sent 3,665 scholars to top-tier colleges and universities throughout the country.

“We have a unique opportunity to reward talented student leaders who show a strong record of academic excellence and a desire to succeed in college, but would be overlooked in traditional college selection processes. Universities tend to only see what’s on paper: SAT score, GPA, and personal statement. We provide a more comprehensive college selection process where the student can shine and excel,” explained D.C. Director of Posse, Tamara Wilds Lawson.

Maryland Achieves Education Week Magazine's #1 Ranking in Education

Maryland Achieves Education Week Magazine's #1 Ranking in Education

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson:

 

Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III released the following statement congratulating the State of Maryland for achieving the ranking of #1 in education for the fourth year in a row by Education Week magazine.

County to Host Community Symposium Regarding Bullying in Schools

County to Host Community Symposium Regarding Bullying in Schools

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights and the Committee on Hate/Violence are co-hosting a free community forum and discussion called “Bullying in Schools: A Community Symposium on Prevention and Intervention Strategies,” on Saturday, February 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The symposium will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place. 

 

Montgomery College to Host 2012 Maryland Science Bowl

Montgomery College to Host 2012 Maryland Science Bowl

 

The following information was sent to us by Marcus Rosano:

Montgomery College will host the 2012 Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The winner of this regional competition advances to the 22nd Annual National Science Bowl Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, April 26 to 30.